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Workshops, Handouts & Presentations | Overview


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Top 10 Strategies for Success in Academic Medicine
Speaker: Jean Emans, MD, Director of the Office of Faculty Development
Thursday, January 21, 2021

Promotion from Associate Professor to Professor
Speaker: Joelle Lomax, PhD, Harvard Medical School Program Director for Academic Affairs, HMS Office for Faculty Affairs
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
This workshop concentrated on outlining the criteria for areas of excellence pertaining to the HMS professor level as well as some helpful tips on adapting your CV.

Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor
Speakers: Tara Lauriat, PhD, Program Director for Academic Affairs, HMS Office for Faculty Affairs; Scott Pomeroy, MD, PhD, Bronson Crothers Professor of Neurology
Thursday, November 7, 2019
This workshop provided practical advice on how to effectively navigate the HMS promotion process, the areas of excellence, and CV preparation.

A note on OFD programs and workshops

Our workshop facilitators are faculty members and administrators from Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, as well as professional consultants, who have excellent track records in leading discussions. For announcements of new programs, watch your email, check the internal homepage, and read Perspectives.

To request a workshop handout from an OFD program, please email

Recent programs and workshops include:

  • Promotion sessions by Boston Children’s senior faculty and HMS OFA leaders highlighting the HMS promotion criteria and CV format
  • Orientation luncheon for new faculty with senior leaders
  • OFD fellowship and medical education award ceremony to honor faculty who have been awarded Boston Children’s and HMS fellowships, research, and medical education grants
  • Dealing Effectively with Abrasive Personalities by Melissa Brodrick, MEd, HMS Ombuds Office; and Christine Power, MS, Director, DFCI Office for Faculty Development
  • Negotiating Up by Melissa Brodrick, MEd, HMS Ombuds Office
  • Anesthesia Grand Rounds: Developmental Networks for Career Success, by Jean Emans, MD
  • Meditation sessions by Jamie Heath, MD, Registered Yoga Teacher; and Emily Davidson, MD, MPH, Registered Yoga Teacher
  • Spring is Faculty Development Season to highlight annual career conferences and work/life balance, among other support mechanisms
  • How to Plan a Productive Annual Career Conference, by Jean Emans, MD; Margaret Kenna, MD, MPH; and Alan Leichtner, MD, MSHPEd
  • Getting Your Clinical Research Funded, by Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD
  • Strategies for Saving for College, by Jonathan Griswold, MD
  • Time Management Solutions, by Lydia Shrier, MD, MPH; and Judith Zola, MBA
  • • Research Support and Guidance Leadership in Research: A Seminar for Principal Investigators (in collaboration with HR, OFT, and Office of General Counsel), by Melissa Brodrick, MEd; Jordan Kreidberg, MD, PhD; Fariba Houman, PhD; James Horgan, JD; Claire Marré, MS; Lydia Shrier, MD, MPH, Judy Zola, MBA
  • Getting Your Basic Research Funded, by Jordan Kreidberg, MD, PhD
  • Strategies for Applying for BCH Research Grants, by Jean Emans, MD; Judith Fleming, PhD; Ellen Grant, MD; Jordan Kreidberg, MD, PhD
  • Strategies for Applying for Foundation Funds Incorporating Pivot, by Jennifer Foley, Senior Director, Foundation Relations, BCH Trust; and Emma Dunlap, Senior Officer, Foundation Relations, BCH Trust
  • Getting Your K Award Funded: Constructing the Career Development Plan and Mentor’s Statement, by Maria Kontaridis, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Preparing an NIH or Foundation Budget, by Theresa Applegate, Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)
  • Writing for Scientific Publication, by Marjorie Beeghly, PhD; and Lydia Shrier, MD, MPH
  • Harvard Catalyst Overview 2018, by Carol Martin, Harvard Catalyst Program for Faculty Development and Inclusion
  • Programs for Underrepresented in Medicine and Science (URM) Faculty and Fellows: topics of interest included discussion of ongoing diversity initiatives, representation at Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) national conferences, speakers, and social/networking events
  • Medical Education: workshops on teaching reflective practices, evaluating communications skills, dealing with implicit bias, enhancing scholarship, developing curricula ethics in teaching, project feedback conferences
  • Presentation and Technical Skills: key components of strong scientific presentations, including designing reliable on-screen presentations and digital imaging
  • Leadership Development for Physician and Scientists: a three-day HMS course preparing HMS faculty for leadership roles in academic medicine